State Games of America

  • Hosted By: Iowa Sports Foundation, Des Moines Rowing Club
  • 2022 Registered Regatta

The racing this year has moved to the Easter Lake in SE Des Moines. 

The State Games of American, previously known as Iowa Games for Rowing, has grown rapidly. Participation in the Games went from 30 participants in 2013 to 120 participants in 2017. In 2018 we had 160+ athletes. Our ongoing goal is to embrace and support the growth of rowing in Iowa.

The event is funded by the Iowa Sports Foundation, and supported and run by local Iowa Rowing programs. Each program in the state takes a turn as a Host Site. Des Moines Rowing will manage all administrative and day of running of the event.

The event is also a USRowing Sanctioned event, using third party insurance (Iowa Sports Foundation)). The registration fee covers USRowing referees,  and allows them to officiate the event when the host organization is a member of USRowing.